WHAT'S NEW - February 2009
Bright Futures: A Lew Fonesca Mystery
“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Toast,” premieres in Tacoma, Washington at Theatre Northwest, running Feb. 13 – March 1.
People Who Walk in Darkness
Enid and I just returned from the 10-day International Mystery Play Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky where I won the Angie (for Angela Lansbury) Award for Best Playwright for my play SHERLOCK HOLMES; THE FINAL TOAST.
Anthony Zuicker, creator and producer of all three CSI television series, was there. It looks as if I will be doing some CSI:NY episodes.I also did book signings, two panels and a talk with Q&A about ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA which was shown on a big outdoor screen.The Riverpark Center in Owensboro was built for theatrical production (much like the Van Wezel in Sarasota) and for the annual Bluegrass Festival. The Bluegrass museum is adjacent to the Center. The Center has two theaters, one a black box and the other a 1,200 seat auditorium in which my play and others were produced. The Festival also has a very nice small theater created by converting a church.
February 2008: I thought you might be interested in looking at a recent photograph of one of the two softball teams I manage and play for.
Nice article in January 1, 2007 Sarasota Herald Tribune about Stuart's Grand Master Award
The new Lew Fonesca novel, fifth in the series, ALWAYS SAY GOODBYE, is now available. In it Lew goes to Chicago to finally discover who killed his wife. And the answer surprises Lew and, I hope, the reader.
DELUGE, my third original CSI:NY novel will be published in paperback in the Spring of 2007
Further publication information:
February 2007, the fourth Lew Fonesca novel, DENIAL, will be available in mass market paperback.
August 2007, the new Abe Lieberman/Bill Hanrahan Chicago novel THE DEAD DON'T LIE will be
published in hardcover
August 2007, the Abe Lieberman/Bill Hanrahan novel TERROR TOWN will be published in mass market paperback
December 2007, ALWAYS SAY GOODBYE will be published in trade paperback
May 2008, the new Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov novel PEOPLE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS will be published in hardcover For fans of Rostnikov, I am contracted for two new books in the series, the first of which is the above mentioned PEOPLE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS. It is set in Siberia and deals with diamond mining, the ghost of a child and Rostnikov's never before mentioned brother.
Principle shooting of the movie VENGEANCE, based on the first Lew Fonesca novel, is scheduled for April/May 2007 in Sarasota, from a script by me.
The January 2007 issue of Sarasota Magazine contains a short story by my which centers on bird flu.
Guest-of-Honor at the annual Bloody Words conference in Toronto. Among other things, Stuart presented the Arthur Ellis Award for best Canadian mystery novel.
The John D. MacDonald Award for Outstanding Florida Mystery Writing is given to Stuart Kaminsky.
Nominated for 2006 Edgar Award and Agatha Christie Award by Mystery
Writers of America
One of Stuart M. Kaminsky’s most memorable characters, Abe Lieberman is a veteran detective who uses his head and heart more than his gun. Lieberman loves what he does, and this takes a toll as his commitment to what is right is sorely tested every day on the mean streets of Chicago. As a moral man, he is sometimes faced with uncomfortable ethical choices in order to see that justice—rather than the letter of the law— is meted out.
Illusion gets more deadly than reality
on Toby Peters’s twenty-fourth outing from Edgar-winning author Stuart
M. Kaminsky. A string of star-studded successes—most recently with Cary
Grant in To Catch a Spy and an edgy Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierced—has
won Tinseltown detective Toby Peters a bit of local celebrity, and that’s
something his new client, Harry Blackstone, understands. At the Pantages
Theater in Los Angeles, Blackstone is billed as the World’s Greatest Living
Magician. Of course, should the giant buzz saw in the climax to Blackstone’s
act cut the beautiful young woman in fact in half, his sterling reputation
would be ruined. And someone among the Los Angeles Friends of Magic is
decidedly intent upon ruining it—whatever the price, including the life
of Toby’s prime suspect. Unfortunately, with the corpse count mounting,
the evidence is pointing increasingly to Toby’s client as the man behind
the murders. As always, adding to the wackiness of Toby’s investigation
are the ungentle dentist Sheldon Minck, wrestler-poet Jeremy Butler, the
suave, small-statured Swiss multilingualist Gunter Wherthman, and daffy
Mrs. Plaut. But to solve the case, Toby finds he needs someone else—the
dashing star of the movie A Thousand and One Nights, Cornel Wilde.
These all-new short stories of movies, music, murder, and mayhem by today's brightest talents will take you from vaudeville to Vegas, and make it chillingly clear that in the world of entertainment, if you want to make it, you may have to step on some people-or over their dead bodies...
Includes first-run stories from
Sarasota's Edgar award-winning Stuart Kaminsky jumps into the controversy over Midnight Pass with the release of his much-anticipated mystery aptly titled MIDNIGHT PASS, published by Tor Books. Sarasota News & Books will host the national book launch of Kaminsky’s third Sarasota-based mystery, 7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 3, at SN&B, 1341 Main Street, downtown Sarasota.
Lew Fonesca is a guy just trying to get along. When his wife died in a senseless auto wreck, he got up and left his old life--and when his car gave out in sunny Sarasota, Florida, he stayed. He takes small process-serving gigs and various odd jobs helping people out, and he tries, although maybe not as hard as he should, to fix the gaping hole in his heart.
MILDRED PIERCED, the 23rd novel in the Toby Peters series, is now available. Featuring Joan Crawford as Toby's client, the down-and-out, but never defeated private eye tries to save hapless dentist Sheldon Minck from what looks like a certain fall for killing his wife Mildred with a crossbow. Crawford, on the verge of getting the role of Mildred Pierce, wants her name kept out of the papers. Before the tale is over, Toby is in a race to save Crawford's life and a group of demented survivalists are determined to get Toby out of the way.
MIDNIGHT PASS, the third Lew Fonesca novel, will be available in December 2003. Lew finds himself looking for a kidnapped politician who is the key vote in a legal battle over valuable property in Sarasota, a property so valuable that people are beginning to die and Lew is the one finding the bodies. At the same time, Lew goes in search of a missing woman who has run away from her husband with her children and may be with a man who is more than a little dangerous.
DEATH OF A CUBAN CHEF is for those who read German. The short novel was just published by Verlag. There is no date set for English language publication.
A short story, THE SHOOTING OF JOHN ROY WORTH, is scheduled for publication shortly in ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE.
IN A DARK PLACE, the next Abe Lieberman/Bill Hanrahan mystery is finished but is not scheduled for publication till the Fall of 2004.
NOW YOU SEE IT, the next Toby Peters
mystery, featuring Blackstone the Magician, is in the works for 2004.